Green Friday is back !

Green Friday is back !

For the fourth year in a row, Green Friday is back, and stronger than ever! Created by Envie in 2017 as a reaction to the consumer event ‘Black Friday,’ Green Friday seeks to raise awareness of the need for a more reasonable, responsible and ethical approach to production and consumption. Appealing to the idea of free will, Green Friday challenges citizens to rethink their consumption habits, successfully preventing waste by […]

Re-use & Repair Online Study Tour for Municipalities and Public waste companies

Re-use & Repair Online Study Tour for Municipalities and Public waste companies Creating an inclusive circular economy at local level Online Seminar & Video site visit 9 & 10 December 2020 This is a paid event. Please consult the Agenda for details about registration fees. Extending product lifetime through re-use has significant positive social and environmental impact. Moving forward, it should be the driving force of strategies enabling Europe to […]

Online Conference | Developing partnerships for e-waste prevention, preparing for re-use and recycling

Online Conference | Developing partnerships for e-waste prevention, preparing for re-use and recycling

Developing partnerships for e-waste prevention, preparing for re-use and recycling ReWEEE Final Conference 9 & 12 November 2020 The ReWeee Project aimed at preventing the creation of WEEE, notably through the development of two WEEE sorting centers in Greece (Athens and Thessaloniki) prioritising the preparing for re-use of WEEE, the development of a web platform for donating and exchanging EEE, and the organisation of events promoting the repair of EEE […]

Supporting new business models fostering a radical shift to a circular economy

Supporting new business models fostering a radical shift to a circular economy

The Raw Materials and Circular Societies Prize winners drive the efficient implementation of the Circular Economy in Europe The concept of a circular economy has recently gained traction in Europe as a positive, solutions-based perspective for achieving economic development within increasing environmental constraints. Different type of stakeholders, such as business, consumers, citizens and cities, are key in driving the transition to a greener and circular Europe. EIT RawMaterials teamed up with ICLEI, […]

Matthias Neitsch takes up RREUSE presidency

Matthias Neitsch takes up RREUSE presidency

After seven years of impeccable leadership as President of RREUSE, Antigone Dalamaga has passed on the presidency to Matthias Neitsch following a unanimous vote at RREUSE’s Annual General Assembly. Matthias is the Managing director of RepaNet, the Austrian NGO for social economy re-use enterprises and re-use and repair networks, and of VABÖ, the Austrian Federation of Municipal Environment & Waste Advisors. Since its founding in 2004, RepaNet has been a […]

‘Smart Re-use Parks’ as the emerging model for boosting sustainable way of life

‘Smart Re-use Parks’ as the emerging model for boosting sustainable way of life

The SURFACE project (Interreg Central Europe), successfully closed in June 2020 after three years of activities with many good results paving the way for a future with re-use being a part of everyday life. SURFACE brought together ten partners from Central Europe to promote and run the so-called ‘Smart Re-Use Parks’. The ‘Smart Re-use Parks’ bring various re-use, repair and waste prevention activities to the citizens, offering them alternatives to […]

Youth Employment Support: a bridge to jobs for the next generation. A Greener Future ahead of European Youth?

Youth Employment Support: a bridge to jobs for the next generation. A Greener Future ahead of European Youth?

On 1 July 2020, the European Commission released a communication for a reinforced youth guarantee as part of a package to support youth in the turbulent backdrop of the global pandemic. The package ensures that all young persons from 15-29 receive a quality offer of employment, education, apprenticeship or traineeship within four months. As part of the communication, social economy organisations such as cooperatives and social enterprises have been commended […]

MEPs call on the Commission to follow civil society approach in textile strategy

MEPs call on the Commission to follow civil society approach in textile strategy

Today a group of 53 Members of the European Parliament (MEP) from across the political spectrum have written a letter to Commissioners Sinkevičius, Hogan, Reynders, and Urpilainen endorsing civil society’s approach to rethinking the global textile value chain. In their letter, MEPs stress the “need to adopt a truly comprehensive approach that deals with the various issues highlighted in [the] civil society strategy, including human rights, environment, governance, and gender”. […]

Extra clarity needed on social and circular European recovery funds

Extra clarity needed on social and circular European recovery funds

On 27 May, the European Commission revealed its revamped EU budget, a European Recovery Plan and its adjusted work programme, reaffirming the urgency for the post-coronavirus world to be “sustainable, even, inclusive and fair for all Member States”. Based on a first analysis and aware that discussions are still ongoing at EU level, RREUSE welcomes the recovery strategy as a big step in the right direction. However, more clarity is […]

Online conference | Re-Use: Key Element of a Circular Economy in Central Europe and beyond

Online conference | Re-Use: Key Element of a Circular Economy in Central Europe and beyond

Together with our members Insieme and Humana Nova, RREUSE is a partner in the SURFACE project, promoting opportunities for citizens to re-use, repair and prevent waste in Central Europe by creating ‘Smart Re-use Parks’. After three years, the project will close with a final conference with the theme: Re-Use as the Key Element of a Circular Economy in Central Europe and beyond.  The conference will be held online with two […]